Article 7: All resignations from membership shall be in written.
Madde 8: A member shall be expelled from membership if she or he:
a) fails to abide by the provisions of this By-law,
b) shows misconduct against the Society and against the honour and dignity of the medical society, (In such cases decision of expulsion shall be taken by the Executive Committee and the final decision shall rest upon the General Assembly)
c) fails to pay membership fee for 3 years consecutively. (Such members shall be expelled from membership by the Executive Committee and the decision shall be presented to the General Assembly)
Article 9: The amount of annual membership fee that is supposed to be paid by full, associate and correspondent members of the Society shall be determined upon the decision of the Executive Committee. The mentioned amount may be changed upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee and decision of the General Assembly. It is the discretion of honorary members to pay membership fee. They are not obliged to do so.
Article 10: Bodies of the Society
a) General Assembly
b) Executive Committee
c) Audit Board
Article 11: Societys General Assembly shall convene every 2 years in April under the presence of one more than half of the members. Shall a quorum not mustered in the first meeting, majority is not seeked for the second meeting. However, the number of the members participating in this second meeting shall not be below two folds of the total number of full members to the Executive Committee and Audit Board of the Society. Besides, General Assembly may convene extraordinarily, if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee and Audit Board or upon the written request of one fifth of Society members. The Executive Committee shall organize the list of the members entitled to participate in the General Assembly. Date, time and agenda of the General Assembly shall be decided by the Executive Committee and published in the two Gazettes at least 10 days in advance and notified to the local civillian authority. Shall a quorum not mustered in the first meeting, the second meeting shall be held at least 10 days later. As is for the first meeting; date, time and agenda of the second meeting and the reason for deferral of the first meeting shall be published in the two Gazettes at least 5 days in advance and notified again to the local civillian authority by means of a petition. (Revised during the General assembly meeting of the Turkish Society of Immunology convened on April 15, 1998).
Article 12: The members to participate in the General Assembly shall sign the column corresponding to their names on the attendance list organized by the Executive Committee. If the quorum stated in Article 11 has been mustered, this shall be specified in the minutes and the meeting shall be inaugurated by the Chairman of the Executive Committee or one of the executive members to be appointed by the Chairman. Following that, to chair the meeting, a Chairman, a Deputy Chairman and two rapporteurs shall be elected. The overall management of the meeting shall be rest upon the Chairman of General Assembly. Rapporteurs shall organize the minutes of the meeting and sign under together with the Chairman. The minutes and all the accompanying documents shall be submitted to the Executive Committee at the end of the meeting.
Article 13: The General Assembly shall only discuss the agenda items. However, upon the vote of at least one tenth of the participators, additional agenda items may be discussed as well.
Article 14: Duties and powers of the General Assembly are as follows:
a) to review the reports of Executive Committee and Audit Board and take decisions thereof,
b) to elect the President and other Executive members,
c) to elect the members to the Audit Board,
d) to discuss, adopt or amend the new budget prepared by the Executive Committee,
e) to take principle decisions that will guide the activities of the Society and assign the Executive Committee in this regard,
f) to assign the Executive Committees with regard to the procurement of new immovables or sale of the current ones,
g) to determine the amount of membership fee,
h) to take final decisions regarding the expulsions from membership proposed by the Executive Committee,
i) to introduce amendments to By-Law of the Society,
j) to dissolve the Society.